Performance Comparison of In-Service, Full-Depth Precast Concrete Deck Panels to Cast-in-Place Decks

Full-depth, precast concrete (FDPC) deck panels have been heavily used in bridge construction since the 1970s. The use of these panels has traditionally been thought to both accelerate construction and improve the long-term durability performance of the bridge deck. While many engineers and academia are intrinsically aware that confined precast concrete can perform equally or better than non-confined, cast-in-place (CIP) concrete, evaluation between the two has never been studied holistically. The main objective of this project was to determine the in-service performance of FDPC deck panels compared to conventional CIP decks. The secondary objective is to determine successful and problematic details for these members. A survey was developed and distributed to state departments of transportation (DOTs). Survey responses were used to develop the FDPC Deck Panel Database. Results from the DOT survey and analysis of the FDPC Deck Panel Database are discussed in this report.

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    • This research was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
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    Florida International University, Miami

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    10555 West Flagler Street
    Miami, FL  United States  33174

    Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC)

    Florida International University
    10555 W. Flagler Street
    Miami, FL  United States  33174

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
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  • Publication Date: 2019-3


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 152p

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  • Accession Number: 01719075
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ABC-UTC-2013-C3-FIU03-Final
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC41
  • Created Date: Aug 30 2019 12:02PM